R400pp nightly; children under 12 years, R200.
Budget Getaways Review
Meticulously restored and framed by typical Overberg countryside of rolling wheat and canola, this gorgeous thatched farmhouse is ready and waiting 10km inland of Struisbaai and Agulhas.
Deriving it’s name from the Middle English word “kype” - referring to a high status residence - Klipfontein Keep lives right up to its name.
Stepping over the threshold, the house sleeps a grand total of 10 across four sumptuous bedrooms.
Up the impressive spiral staircase to a mezzanine level. you have a double ensuite that flows onto a balcony and soft views. From here, it's a short step across to Eduard's Loft, a cozy den with bunk beds for the kids.
Swiveling back down the stairway, there's a ensuite twin and ensuite double at ground level.
The open-plan living area and fully equipped kitchen exudes grandeur, with exposed timber beams and thatch, tinted screed floors and counter tops, chandeliers, comfy sofas and all the space you could dream of.
Added convenience come in the form of DSTV, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. This is sounding better and better.
For dinner, there's the choice of traditional kitchen, all-weather braai room, or classic SA barbie on the patio. Your chop has never faced so many choices.
Past the lawned garden, the 1600ha Klipfontein farm has more than enough to do: Post-braai farm walks, cruising about on your mountain bike, spotting springbok, bontebok, eland and gemsbok from the comfort of the patio, jaunts down to Struisbaai and the tip of Africa at Agulhas.
Oodles of space, solitude, a hefty dose of class, this Overberg group retreat is destined, like it's baby brother Langrug Lodge, to become a BG classic.
"A true gem of a house and location for a family weekend away or even if it is just the two of you. Fabulously decorated with an eye for detail, practical and has all the amenities you might need. Jenny who made all the arrangements and being so accommodating, thanks a mil, we will be back - this time with whole family!"
(Ruan Olivier, visited Jun 2017)
(Adri Truter, visited Jun 2017)
"This is a 5 star PLUS getaway on a fabulous farm location with all the mod cons in a beautifully renovated farmhouse. Idyllic!"
(Kim Muckart, visited Apr 2017)
"A great place! It has everything you need and more. Jenny the host is so accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended!"
(Darwin Phyfer, visited Jun 2016)
"All round fabulous!"
(Kim Muckart, visited May 2016)
"Klipfontein is a true gem. Decorated to a very high standard, you want for nothing! Slip into crisp, sparkling white sheets at night after star gazing on the open patio overlooking the farm, its true decadence. Both husband and wife are true hosts, we were treated to a city slicker tour of Johan's wildlife farm which includes buffalo, gemsbok, blesbok, springbok as well as oats, barley and canola crops, this is one busy farmer and yet he chatted to us as though he had all the time in the world. An added bonus, should you want to do more, is to ramble into Struisbaai for an afternoon on the beach. It was a great treat to visit the farm, thank you Jenny and Johan."
(Meg Veldhuis, visited January 2015)
"Klipfontein Keep offered us all the things we value most in a getaway, a house that is beautifully appointed, comfortable both inside and outside, a stoep you never want to leave and an open braai place on the side of the house where you can sit under the stars and wish the evening was just a litle bit longer. We were surprised to find a private nature reserve complete with game for our own use, the veld and animals are beautiful and adds something other getaways don't offer. Bring your mountain bike, hiking boots or picnic stuff. The inside fireplace is equally special which allows this getaway to be an ideal destination for both summer and winter months and being in easy driving distance from Cape Town and suburbs makes Klipfontein an ideal choice for weekends away. We will be back soon."
(Arnold Dietstein, visited May 2015)
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